Web frameworks VS Content Management System

Web framework VS Content Management System

Are you confused about choosing between Web framework and CMS for your website development work? Before starting working on your website development project it is first important to understand the difference between CMS and Web frameworks. Starting a project without considering these two may lead to an increase in the cost of website development.

To understand the difference between CMS and Web framework let’s understand one at a time.

CMS- Content Management System

A CMS- Content management system is a type of application having multiple features to manage and publish the content on your website or an eCommerce store. WordPress is one of the widely used content management systems having more than 30% of the market share. Other content management systems are – Magento, Drupal, Umbraco and more.

Web Frameworks:

Web frameworks are the codes that are used to build a web application or a website. It is not premade like CMS. if you are building your website using Web frameworks, you have to start from scratch and build the whole website with coding. Web frameworks are – .NET, Laravel, Phalcon, Codelgniter, Symfony and more.

Factors to consider while choosing between web frameworks and CMS:

Cost & time:

CMS costs too low and take less time to develop a website. On the other side, Frameworks based development requires starting from zero and it takes a lot of time in coding. Above all, it includes huge costs as it takes huge learning costs.


Scalability is limited in CMS, but frameworks allow you to scale websites, unlike CMS you can code as per the requirement of the business. Framework based development is more flexible than CMS.


A CMS based website can be developed if your project is not complex. But, if a project is complex that requires lots of customized features then framework based website development is best.

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